London Has Fallen: Gerard Butler’s Actioner

Gerard Butler managed to wash out some of the sour taste in his mouth after the historical epic, Gods of Egypt, flopped spectacularly.

London Has Fallen, the Scottish actor’s follow-up to Olympus Has Fallen, opened solidly to $21.5 million from 3,490 locations for a second place finish. That does, however, trail the first film’s $30 million debut.

Focus Features fielded the picture, which carried a $60 million price tag. It played older, with more than 76% of the audience over the age of 25, while men made up 60% of ticket buyers.